In response to the growing need of Ontario University libraries to develop consortial tools and solutions in support of inclusive learning, OCUL has proudly undertaken a series of reserach projects and established a new core service, demonstrating its dedication to developing new and innovative solutions in support of its partners.
This LibGuide provides information about current accessibility initiatives at Scholars Portal, Ontario Council of University Libraries. Please use the tabs at the top of this page to navigate to the different sections.
[P]ersonally I feel frustrated that a sighted student can borrow any item they wish from literally any library in the world, but I cannot get a digitized copy of a book from a school down the street
As someone who depends on the accessibility of these resources it means a great deal -- a great deal -- to know there are people working on the system who really care about our voices and want to make the system as accessible as possible. [...] This project could have a determining impact on my -- and other disabled students' academic careers.
ACE service is designed to support all OCUL university libraries in Ontario. The following 17 universities actively participate in the continued development of ACE:
Starting in January 2015, the ACE service has also been extended to participating Ontario Colleges. For more information about this partnership, please refer to the OCLS website. The following 24 colleges are currently a part of the ACE project: